Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in, for example, MURDERER'S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

Pastor Stephen Grant?

Stephen Grant is the pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on eastern Long Island. Grant is one of the more unique second-career clergy around, as he once worked for the CIA. Besides theology, his interests include archery, golf, writing, classic films, the beach, poker, baseball, and history. Grant also knows his wines, champagnes and brews. Oh yes, he generally dislikes politicians, and happens to be an expert marksman with a handgun and a rifle, while being pretty handy with a combat knife as well.

Monday, September 26, 2016

4-Stars from Lutheran Pastor, Retired Military for The River

New 4-stars thumbs up for THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL: 
"As a Lutheran pastor and retired military I certainly think it's fun. Perhaps a little too idylic, being a pastor in an old, but very reverent downtown, inner city church, I get adventure, but definitely not the material perks. But hey I'm not Stephen Grant either ;) "
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Arnold Palmer, RIP

I feel tremendously sad at the passing of Arnold Palmer. My grandfather instilled the love of golf in me, and watching Arnold Palmer as a youngster only enhanced that love. He not only was a great golfer, but a man of integrity and character. He made golf what it is today. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

"Chuck" Started Nine Years Ago Today!

For those of you who love the TV series "Chuck," it first aired nine years ago today! I enjoyed "Chuck" so much that I wrote a book serving up career and business tips from the show. Would love to see a Netflix-like return of "Chuck."

https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-vs-Business-World-Tips/dp/1466345713/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474820005&sr=8-1&keywords=chuck+vs+the+business+world


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Root of All Evil? Next Sales Goal Reached

We just reached the next sales goal with ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL.
Thanks so much for the support. It is much appreciated.
God bless. Ray Keating

5-stars for WARRIOR MONK: "...reminiscent to Stephen Lawhead's approach..."

Latest 5-star Amazon review of WARRIOR MONK declares: 
"Theology and faith + politics and murder = a great first novel. A Navy SEAL becomes a Lutheran pastor in Ray Keating's first novel with the character of Pastor Stephen Grant. You'll find good theology, jabs at political correctness and local church life. There's the light-hearted banter between friends, as well as a serious discussion of 'just war theory.' Keating's style of bringing theology to every day topics is reminiscent of Stephen Lawhead's approach in the genre of Science fiction/fantasy."
Get the paperbacks of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels at Amazon.
Or, there's a big sale on SIGNED COPIES at www.raykeatingonline.com
And the Kindle versions of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels are currently on sale!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sales Goal Reached - Thanks!

We just reached the next sales goal on MURDERER'S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL.

Your support is much appreciated.

Thanks!

Warrior Monk: "Interesting twist"

A new 5-star review of WARRIOR MONK at Amazon is titled "Interesting twist," and goes on to say:

"This is an interesting mystery with a twist. A former CIA operative is now a Lutheran Pastor. After a deadly shooting in his church the Pastor saves many more people by "taking out" the shooter. Throughout the book the reader experiences Pastor Grant's crisis of faith, and his crisis within himself and a few people from his past. I must say it had an unusual ending. I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see if the end leads into the next book."

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https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1453801030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474374599&sr=8-1&keywords=warrior+monk+by+keating

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Needs "Likes"

Join the drive for five thousand, that is, five thousand "likes" for the Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Facebook page. We're closing in. Please help!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BIG SALE ON SIGNED COPIES OF RAY KEATING’S PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVELS!

BIG SALE ON SIGNED COPIES OF RAY KEATING’S PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVELS!
Up to 47% off award-winning novelist Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers – MURDERER’S ROW, THE RIVER, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? and WARRIOR MONK. These exciting, thoughtful novels focus on a onetime Navy SEAL and former CIA operative who is now a pastor. 
Previously each book sold for $12.99-$17.99. Now each is only $9.99 for a limited time, with the author’s message and signature. And all five can be purchased as a set of only $44.99 (previously sets were $75.99).
With Keating’s next thriller coming soon, this is the perfect time to see why these books have received widespread praise…
Not only was MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL named “Book of the Year 2015” by KFUO’s “BookTalk,” but Kirkus Reviews says, “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.” For good measure, Kirkus Reviews gives a big thumbs up to THE RIVER: “A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman.”
And consider from a Washington Times review written by a pastor and former CIA officer: “What Ian Fleming's 007 series has probably done for ex-MI-6 agents and Tom Clancy has done for retired CIA officers, Mr. Keating has done for the minority of former CIA agents who have served their country by working in the intelligence community, but now wish to serve God.”
Lutheran Book review declares, “I miss Tom Clancy. Keating fills that void for me.”
A Touchstone magazine review of MURDERER’S ROW says: “This is a fun read, though the embedded theology is real and salutary. There is death and life, adultery and commitment, friendship and betrayal, violence and victory over violence… Perhaps the best part of the book for the reviewer is that the clergy are good at helping people bring Christ into their vocations.”
Finally, Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, lists Ray Keating among his top 10 Christian novelists.
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Thumbs Up for Root of All Evil?

Reader/Review Quote of the Day...

“Root of All Evil?” by Ray Keating is the second novel in his series with the character Pastor Stephen Grant. I love a book that can make me smile, frown – and maybe even wince, get teary, and laugh. The characters are realistic, lovable, relatable, and memorable.

In this installment, Pastor Stephen Grant is thrust into the middle of another sinister plot, but this time he has a new wife to worry about him. I can really relate to Jennifer Grant’s character because I am a pastor’s wife. I know how it feels to have plans interrupted by important work matters, but I can’t imagine how I would feel if I knew my husband was going off with a CIA team to apprehend a suspect in a potential gun fight.

I really enjoyed reading “Root of All Evil?” just like I really enjoyed reading “Warrior Monk.” As a Lutheran, I appreciate the worldview and Gospel proclamation in the novels. If you like crime novels, Christian fiction with more realistic to life characters (warning: some bad language, violence, and general human sinfulness), or simply good storytelling, then Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant novels are for you.

                                                      - Amazon 5-star review of ROOT OF ALL EVIL?

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Kindle Sale: Pastor Stephen Grant Thrillers!

Time to Catch Up: BIG KINDLE SALE for Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant Thrillers!

Ray Keating’s new book, WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, will be published soon. With a big Kindle sale, it’s the perfect time to get onboard or caught up.

Get the first five thrillers – MURDERER’S ROW, THE RIVER, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? and WARRIOR MONK – on the Kindle for only $3.99 each. That’s all five books for less than $20 for a limited time.

Stellar reviews and recommendations have been coming fast and furious. MURDERER’S ROW was named the BookTalk 2015 Book of the Year. And Kirkus Review says, “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.”

THE RIVER not only was a 2014 finalist for BookTalk’s Book of the Year, but Kirkus Reviews declares, “A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman.”

David Keene, opinion editor at The Washington Times, proclaims, “The Stephen Grant novels are great reads beginning with WARRIOR MONK, which aptly describes Ray Keating's engaging hero.”

Lutheran Book review declares, “I miss Tom Clancy. Keating fills that void for me.”

Take advantage of the big Kindle sale, and start enjoying Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant novels featuring a former Navy SEAL, onetime CIA operative, and current pastor.